May 16--The resurgent economy, and particularly building booms in health care, higher education and technology, made 2013 a solid year for many of the state's largest construction companies.
Four Oregon companies made Engineering News-Record's annual list of the 400 largest construction firms in the country. Hoffman Construction was by far and away the largest local operation to make the list with $1.91 billion in revenue.
Anderson Construction, with 2013 sales of $340 million, came in at 189th.
Walsh Construction, with annual sales of $187.5 million, finished 310th.
All four companies are based in Portland.
Hoffman's revenues actually declined slightly in 2013, a fact the company attributed to the winding down of the Intel DX-1 project in Hillsboro. But the company had no shortage of brights spots for the year, including its work on a new headquarters campus and public event space for J.R. Simplot in downtown Boise and the long-awaited restart of work on the Park Avenue West office tower in downtown Portland.
Hoffman also landed a trio of mega-projects that promise to pay off in future years -- the massive Nike campus expansion in Washington County, Daimler Trucks North America's $150 million new headquarters on Swan Island, and a couple projects for Boeing Corp.'s commercial aircraft division in the Puget Sound area.
Andersen's big 2013 projects included Kaiser Permanente's Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro. The 126-bed facility, completed last summer, is the first new hospital in Washington County in 40 years. Andersen also completed a $23 million cancer center at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, Wash.
Fortis Construction is building a $50 million classroom building and a $25 million freshman dormitory on the Oregon State University campus.
The higher-ed building spree continues on into 2014. Fortis just learned it has gotten another OSU contract, this one for $20 million, to build the university's first major building at its Cascade campus in Bend, said Jim Kilpatrick, Fortis president.
Fortis also constructed the massive data centers in Prineville.
-- Jeff Manning